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Diving Temperatures Trigger Another Code Blue Emergency

Bone-chilling cold on the way.

An expected 48-degree plunge in temperatures today has triggered another Code Blue weather emergency to be declared by Camden County.

Monday's high was near 55 degrees shortly after 6 a.m. and the low is expected to dive to 7 degrees.

Camden County issued the severe weather advisory from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.  

"The temperature will be diving well below freezing and wind chills will make it feel like its negative 10 to 20 degrees tonight," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. "With treacherous and severe weather on the way, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements."

An arctic front will come through today bringing rain and temperatures crashing from the 50s to freezing. Depending on the amount of drying throughout the day, there may be a considerable amount of water left on roadways from melting snow and rain. Anything that freezes will freeze hard tonight. The dangerous weather combined with strong wind chills will cause temperatures to stay well below zero through Tuesday.

Municipalities with homeless populations, situational homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue response plan to accommodate their immediate needs. The Camden County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management have worked with each municipality to ensure they have the proper resources to respond to these severe weather situations as part of their individual Code Blue plans.  Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather.

Persons seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality.

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